Sri Lanka and India Navy conduct joint naval training exercise
Sri Lanka Navy and India
navy conduct a joint naval
training exercise from the 06th to the 08th of October 2009 in the
Western seas of Sri Lanka. INS 'Shardul' of the Indian Navy and INCGS 'Varuna'
of the Indian Coast Guard with Indian Cadets on board and SLNS 'Sayura',
SLNS 'Samudura' and 'A 521' of the Sri Lanka Navy participate in the
exercise Code-named 'Cadex 2009'.
INS 'Shardul' is a Landing Ship Tank commanded by
Commander Raghunath Nair. It has a complement of 20 officers and 250
sailors and is 125 metres in length. ICGS 'Varuna' is an Offshore Patrol
vessel commanded by Commandant Kalpit Dixit. It has a complement of 15
officers and 100 sailors and is 75 metres in length.
The Naval training exercise intends to provide SLN
Officer Cadets an opportunity to train on board Indian Naval Ships and
for SLN Ships to enhance and exchange knowledge with Indian Naval Ships.
In reciprocation, Sri Lanka Navy avail opportunity for Indian Navy
Cadets to familiarize themselves with tri-forces military training
institutions and to visit places of historical and cultural value in Sri
Lanka in order to strengthen the training ties between the two
The joint military exercise reflects the mutual
cooperation of the two friendly navies and the long standing bilateral
relations of the two neighbouring nations.
Courtesy : Navy Media